Stepping Stones, Scissors & Sex: A Novel
Detroit Girl. LA Woman. Hollywood Runaway Bride.
Standalone novel with lots of secrets revealed! No cliffhangers!
A rare read-in-one-sitting novel with unexpected twists and turns.
Rhythmically paced, light, and uplifting, while exploring deep themes.
A gripping, emotionally addictive story.
Amber can only connect through her acting chops. Otherwise, everyone stays at arm's length. Except in bed, where men are kept even further away.
As this 20-something wannabe starlet pavement-pounds a path through Detroit, Chicago, Los Angeles, and an unlikely marriage to a legendary rock musician, she somehow manages to keep her heart closed off. But grace, instinctive perseverance, and sheer momentum naturally weave together an impromptu family of friends.
In this sometimes funny, often sarcastic and occasionally heartbreaking coming-of-age story, a surprising tale of instant friendships reminds us that we are forever shaped by the places we came from, the children we once were, and that we are all products of the beautiful pain and violent secrets that we keep.
Original, sparkling with Hollywood imagery and stardom, expertly woven and layered with feeling. Throughout this inclusive and conclusive journey, we understand a little better why Amber gets pissed off when a bagel costs five bucks, why she would rather pet a dog than visit her long lost, in-the-closet Uncle and why she tries to make out with a cop to avoid a loitering ticket.
Is there redemption for someone like her? Does Amber deserve a crack at happily ever after?
Themes explored include:
Strong female lead character.
Friendship, family and best friends.
Marriage, divorce, adultery, forgiveness.
Famous guy falls for normal girl.
Rock and roll legend.
Romance, love, life, happiness and the American Dream.
Primary Locations: Chicago, Detroit, LA, Beach, Hotel, Cafe, Diner, Bar.
LGBT subplots. Coming Out circa 1990s.
Eating disorder. Postpartum depression
Published : July 23, 2020
Language : English
Paperback : 244 pages
Audiobook Available approx. 7h
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About the Author
Melissa Sorrentino is a compulsive writer and romance lover who lives to explore the depths and shallows of womanhood. She enjoys entertaining readers through humor, endearing relationships and discovering all those deliciously wonderful in-between moments of life.